Supported Programs: Firefox, Foxit Reader and others


#1

Hi,

I can’t get UiPath to work nicely with certain programmes I am using (I guess resorting to OCR is my only option).

It seems like Firefox 54 is a known issue:

For PDF files, I am trying to use Foxit Reader, but the “Get Text” fails to find any UI element in the main text document. Am I right to assume that Foxit Reader is thus not supported?

Is there a list of UiPath compatible programmes (IE, Acrobat, …) / versions (Firefox 52, …) or incompatible programmes (Foxit Reader) / versions (Firefox 54)? Right now, I am haphazardly trying, but I don’t really understand if it is a fundamental limitation or I’m not using it right.

Given that Firefox and Foxit Reader are very widely used tools, I start to wonder if for most programmes I will end up using OCR in some way or another.

Thanks,
Dirk


#2

Hi,
Did you try "Read PDF Tex/with OCR" Activity. unless your not reading inside citrix.


#3

Thanks for your comment.

That works, but I lose all the nice functionality (Anchor Base, Find Element, Get Text). I guess sifting through the entire string may also work in certain cases.

My question is a bit more general: how do I know / find out / be certain that a certain programme will not work with UiPath. Does UiPath not support it (but could) or is the programme designed in a way that prevents it from playing nicely with UiPath (and hence UiPath cannot do anything about it)?


#4

Haha
Regardless of the activity you mentioned .UiPath uses the most suited activity but it lefts to the develoer to do try and error and check which suits your requirement. :v: